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#TNT 040: Its FINALLY Here! Its time to Join the LIVE On-Air Party and pop the Champangne, as we raise our glasses to GROWTH and Accomplishment on Our First Anniversary. Today we CELEBRATE all the enligthening conversations we've had with some of the brightest minds around the world. In this Episode of FRIDAY RADIO SPECIAL, we are excited to bring back 16 of our Favourite Guests from 7 different Countries for a Live Group Chat like never before. These Influential Personalities are daily motivating and Inspiring people globally. And we are excited to have them come back for an Interactive Cocktail. Join The Expressionist - Alex Okoroji LIVE on Friday 11, December 2015 @ 9pm GMT | 10pm WAT | 11pm CAT | 1pm PST | 4pm EST | with Author, Clincal Sexologist and Influencer - DR MARLENE WASSERMAN (Dr Eve), Americana Country Singer & Songwriter- SCOTT KROKOFF, Iconic Actor, Singer & Voice Over Maestro- SEGUN ARINZE, Rock Singer & Writer - ROMEO CROW, Film Journalist & Writer - MONIQUE HONBERG, Author & Life Coach - NINA BINGHAM, Filmmaker & Actor - JOHN NJAMAH, Blind Blogger & Motivational Speaker - MAXWELL IVEYJNR, Citizens Advocate -JOAN TREPPA, Life & Relationship Expert - CHEYENNE BOSTOCK, Award winning Actor &TV Host - JOSEPH BENJAMIN, Afro RnB Singer & Writer - AZEEZAT ALLEN, Entertainment Journalist & Blogger - STELLA DIMOKO KORKUS, Events Producer & Humanitarian - VICTORIA NKONG, Writer, Tv and Talk Radio Producer/Host - BIODUN STEPHENS and Pop Rock Singer & Songwriter - PETER KELLY.
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#TNT 09: Listen to this Powerful Virtual Round table Conversation with Strong, Outspoken and Professional Women and one Accomplished Man who are Amazing Thought Leaders on - This Women's Month Special "WHO IS INTIMIDATED BY STRONG WOMEN...?" with Special Guests, Nigerian Actress/Singer/On Air Personality and Social Advocate STELLA DAMASUS, Actress, Writer and Radio Host BIODUN STEPHENS, American Author and Life Coach, NINA BINGHAM, Nigerian Actress, TV Host, Social Advocate and Convener of the UNITY FOUNDATION, AISHA ABIMBOLA and Famous Brand Guru, himself CHARLES OTUDOR as they join Self-help Mentor and Radio Host of THE NAKED TALK, Alex Okoroji #Live on www.blogtalkradio.com/thenakedtalk Tomorrow Friday, 13, 2015 @ 10pm (WAT) | 11pm (CAT) | 1pm (PST) | 4pm (EST) | in a truly Unfiltered Conversation, as we discuss our idea of a successful, accomplished woman globally, the role of a career woman in the society, women in politics, girl child education, feminism, domestic violence, mental health issues and sexual stigmas as it relates to us personally and those in our community.... Its INTERACTIVE, so feel free to call in and contribute to the Conversation either dialling +1 (215) 383-3766 or via Skype. You don't want to miss this.
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I have the privilege of having on air with me my Spiritual Dad as Guest; Senior Pastor Alex Adegboye the President and Founder of, The Word Alive Ministries"The Stone Church" He will be sharing on The Holy Spirit, Ministry Gifts, Spiritual Gifts, discovering our gifts, his ministry and his books (Scars of Faith, You are the Prophet and What you do when you have done all).
Baba as I fondly call him which means ‘Father’ grew up in a polygamous family with13 children with a non-religious but very disciplined dad.He lost both parents at a very young age .
He gained admission into the University of Lagos in 1974 to study Architecture and he gave his heart to the Lord dyuring his postgraduate studies.His brother was his mentor.About a year before graduation, He was attracted Sister Biodun in the campus fellowship. They later started a relationship after much prayer and two years later got married and are parents to 3 children.His wife is the Director of Abi Intl School Nigeria.
He joined The Full Gospel Business Fellowship in 1986 when it started and his own ministries Word Alive in 1993.
Baba is best known as a consummate teacher of the Word; one who is passionate about teaching the Word of God in simplicity and accuracy, emphasizing God’s eternal commitment to bringing His Word to pass.
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If you want to know more about how physical activity improves your health, the discussion provides more detail on what research studies have found. Lack of regular physical exercise can render the body system vulnerable to a great deal of health issues. Adults need at least 2 and 1/2 hours (150 minutes) a week of aerobic physical activity. This should be at a moderate level, such as a fast-paced walk for no less than 10 minutes at a time. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
According to the World Health Organization, latest estimates reveal there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2010 (with an uncertainty range of 154 million to 289 million) and an estimated 660 000 deaths (with an uncertainty range of 490 000 to 836 000). Malaria mortality rates have fallen by more than 25% globally since 2000 and by 33% in the WHO African Region. Most deaths occur among children living in Africa where a child dies every minute from malaria. Country-level burden estimates available for 2010 show that an estimated 80% of malaria deaths occur in just 14 countries and about 80% of cases occur in 17 countries. Together, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria account for over 40% of the estimated total of malaria deaths globally. It is unacceptable that a child dies every minute from malaria in Africa. What steps are being taken in DRC and Nigeria to reduce this mortality burden? How can we stop the preventable deaths attributed to malaria in African children?
According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent. In 2011 alone, an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB occurred, leading to 1.4 million deaths. The primary co-infection of HIV, TB accounts for a quarter of all deaths among those living with HIV. And TB is second only to AIDS as a leading cause of death among women of childbearing age.
Historically, TB has killed more people than any other disease. Over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and it is among the top three causes of death for women aged 15 to 44.
Our community of focus is South Africa. Why? South Africa has the second highest rate of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, the highest rate of drug-resistant TB in Africa, and the fourth highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Although there is an existing National TB Control Program (NTP) with wide technical support from international agencies, there are still alot of gaps in the country's fight against the scourage of tuberculosis.
This week, we carefully consider key questions related to the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the disease; enunciate ongoing steps being taken to tackle TB in Sub-saharan with special focus on South Africa, and lessons to share with other African countries.
Universal health coverage (UHC) – or fairer, more efficient health financing that pools risk and shares healthcare costs equitably across the population – is about improving access to health services and reducing poverty from catastrophic healthcare expenditure. UHC reforms can improve health and financial protection of people around the world, especially poor and vulnerable populations. Universal Health Coverage was a core of resolutions reached at the United Nations General Assembly on 6th December 2012. High level discussions facilitated by the World Health Organization and other UN agencies have also led to ratification of universal health coverage as the key goal for the post-development agenda for global health. The concept is taking off in countries as varied as South Africa, India, Rwanda, Indonesia, and the United States, with governments around the world engaging in serious political and technical discussions on how to expand health coverage. Still others are considering such reforms, but are struggling to navigate the legal, financial, and political frameworks of their countries to determine the best path toward reform. While details vary from country to country, the key common goals are that the cost burden of health care is shared widely and evenly, patients and their families have increased coverage, resources are better utilized, and health outcomes are improved. Pertinent questions arise: Is it possible for Nigeria to achieve universal health coverage by 2015 as initially planned? What economic, social and political factors militate against the attainment of UHC in Nigeria? What existing model can the nation adopt to fast track UHC? Which middle or low income country in Africa can we learn from? What does it take to achieve UHC in Nigeria? Are we really to pay for price? And who pays? Those and similar questions will be fulcrum of discussion this week.
Alerts on Contraceptives and Birth control methods used in Africa
What types of contraceptives and birth control methods are available in many parts of Africa today? How do you know which one to choose? Where are they manufactured? How effective are they? How safe are they? Who regulates them?
These are the questions that comes to mind after reading the article by Issa Sikiti Da Silva
Jan. 22, 2013 (All Africa Global Media) -- A 25-year-old mother of five hailing from Senegal's eastern Tambacounda province believes that contraceptives damage the womb and cause health problems in the long term, such as a rise in blood pressure and chronic headaches.
This Week’s topic was suggested by Brenda Grace Okott - A final year law student at the University of Oslo, originally from Uganda and a mother of two beautiful girls. She is going to be our special guest for the program and here is just the beginning of her concern on the issue in her own words:
1. Information; when i look at the reality on ground, it looks like the consumers do not have full information about the products and the distributors plus the Doctors do not give proper and enough information due to either pressure of the work load or different interests or even ignorance at different levels.
2. Accessibility; Here i mean women are buying pills from “drug shops and kiosks" at the road side acting as retail dealers in medicine. Now I wonder what the health inspectors say or if they even care to notice that it is being sold and consumed by human beings at different levels of understanding etc.
3. Quality; Are the products well tested and what kind of information...
Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, which is the skin that covers the tip of the male sexual organ. In the United States, it is often done before a new baby leaves the hospital. There are medical benefits and risks to circumcision. Possible benefits include a lower risk of urinary tract infections, penile cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. The risks include pain and a low risk of bleeding or infection. The practice of circumcision dates to ancient times. In ancient Egypt, prior to biblical times, circumcision was performed to improve male hygiene. Later, routine circumcision of male infants was part of the Abrahamic covenants with Jehovah, giving rise to religious circumcisions that continue to this day in the Jewish and Muslim faiths.
In Africa, attitudes towards circumcisions are changing from traditional beliefs into health and preventive measures. Until recently, the lines of circumcisions were clearly defined by cultures and traditions.
In Africa, social security coverage ranges from 5 to 10 per cent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa and from 20 to over 70 per cent in the continent’s middle-income countries. High levels of informal employment translate into large coverage gaps in many countries, where only small minorities, usually formal-sector employees, have access to comprehensive social security protection. Typically, the rural population, self-employed workers and those marginal to formal labour markets are left vulnerable, being largely excluded from adequate or, indeed, any social protection.
Taking Africa as a whole, most countries have work injury insurance programmes and provide coverage also for old age, disability and survivorship. However, the provision of programmes for cash sickness and maternity benefits as well as health care benefits, family allowances and unemployment benefits is less developed. For example, family allowances are provided in just over half of the countries, while unemployment programmes exist in five only.
Here2Heal is a unique medical outreach that seeks to meet the needs of spirit, soul and body. It is consistent with the definition of health by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to WHO, health is defined as ‘a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing and not the absence of disease’.
Here2Heal is the first of its kind in the community.
It is a medical outreach targeting 1000 people in Surulere Local government. Unlike other outreaches that take care of patients’ ailments, here2heal is an outreach that caters or the psychological and spiritual needs of participants.
The project aims to provide free quality medical services to the people of Surulere Local Government; meet the psychological needs of the people through counseling; create a platform where the spiritual needs of the people can be met through prayers; promote healthy living practices among the people; refer patients with chronic medical conditions to appropriate health facilities...
According to the World Health Organization,the African Region accounts for 85% of malaria cases and 90% of malaria deaths worldwide. 85% of malaria deaths occur in children under five years of age. Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria. The disease cause huge economic losses.
The discovery of malaria vaccine can significantly reverse these disheartening figures. Malaria vaccines are considered amongst the most important modalities for potential prevention of malaria disease and death. Research and development in this field has been an area of intense effort by many groups over the last few decades. Despite this, there is currently no licensed, effective malaria vaccine. Researchers, clinical trialists and vaccine developers have been working on many approaches to bring forward the availability of such a highly effective malaria vaccine.
The most notable effort is by The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), a global program of the international nonprofit organization PATH. MVI was established in 1999 through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its to accelerate the development of malaria vaccines and ensure their availability and accessibility in the developing world. It sees a a world free from malaria.
This week, we shall look at the social and economic implications of malaria in Africa, available preventive measures and recent findings on malaria vaccines.
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